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Case-Mate Barely There for iPhone 4
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What's hot: Super-slim-fitting case provides scratch and scuff protection.
What's not: Won't provide as much protection against drops as some larger/bulkier cases.
Reviewed July 2010 by Tom Slayton
The Case-Mate Barely There case is designed to provide moderate protection for your new iPhone 4 without adding noticeably to its size. It is made of somewhat flexible plastic so it is easy to grip, yet slips smoothly in and out of pockets and purses. It also comes with a reusable screen protector.
Size and Fit
The Barely There case is, well, barely there. It is the thinnest, lightest iPhone 4 case I’ve seen. It is designed both for minimalists and purists in that it is as close as you can come to going caseless without actually doing it. In spite of the fact that it just snaps onto the back, it holds your phone securely and no matter how hard I tried to devise a situation where it would release on its own, I couldn’t get it to pop out unless I pried it off with my fingers. All of the buttons and ports are accessible via cut-outs and it is thin enough to fit in most speaker docks.